FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT
The New York Jets will honor the men and women who serve and protect our communities. During pregame, the team will be led out by Newark Police motorcyclists and Linden PD motorcyclists. In addition, Suffolk County Police Officers Mark Collins and Nicholas Guerrero will unite with the ER and trauma nurses who saved their lives. During the National Anthem, 125 first responders from New York and New Jersey will hold a 30-by-30 American flag. Fifty officers, including Linden PD officers who captured the New York City bombing suspect in September, will arrange in honor formation as NYPD Officer Lauren Leggio performs the National Anthem accompanied by the NYPD Color Guard. Honorary captains include: FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Negro and former Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, retired NYPD Lieutenant John Rowland and the family of slain NYPD officer Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo. At halftime, 55 members of a pipe-and-drum band comprised of Suffolk and Nassau P.D. will perform.
MY CAUSE, MY CLEATS
NFL players will have the chance to share the causes that are important to them during all Week 13 games as part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign. More than 25 Jets players are planning to showcase their causes, including American Football Without Barriers, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Go4theGoal, Hands Across Louisville, New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund, Project 375, TEAM 96 Foundation and United Way, respecitvely. Some have worked directly with Nike, Under Armour and Adidas to design their cleats. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.nfl.com/mycausemycleats.
With 139 scrimmage yards, running back Matt Forté will reach 1,100 for the season, marking the ninth consecutive season that he’s recorded 1,100-or-more yards from scrimmage. Forté would become just the fifth player in NFL history to register 1,100-or-more scrimmage yards in his first nine seasons, joining Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin, as well as Ricky Watters, as the only players to accomplish the feat.
With 57 receiving yards on Monday, wide receiver Brandon Marshall will reach 500 career receiving yards against Indianapolis. It would be the 10th team he’s recorded at least 500 receiving yards against in his career, a mark that would tie for fifth in NFL history with Irving Fryar, James Lofton and Harold Jackson.
BY THE NUMBERS
Brandon Marshall is one reception shy of recording 50 catches in a season for the 10th time in his career. Would become the 11th player in NFL history to record 50 in 10 of his first 11 seasons.
Number of career 100-yard rushing performances Matt Forté has posted on Monday Night Football.
Games in which Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown two-or-more touchdowns at home since 2015, tied for second in the NFL over that time.
Tackles David Harris is shy of surpassing Mo Lewis for second on the franchise’s all-time tackles list.
Number of field goals recorded by Nick Folk on Monday Night Football since 2007, most in the NFL.